How much work goes into organizing a successful meetup? Our guest today is Jon Setzen, creative director at Kandji and former host of CreativeMornings LA. You’ll learn how to handle meetup logistics, why great volunteers are essential, how to set speakers up for success, and more.
Today we talk about marketing yourself, both as a personal brand and at work. Our guest is Shawn “Swyx” Wang, an engineering thought leader and author of “The Coding Career Handbook.” You’ll learn several components of defining your brand, tips on expressing that brand in public, collateral and strategies that will help you at work, and more.
Presentations are everywhere: we use them for talks, webinars, investor meetings, and many other occasions. Today our guest is Payman Taei, the founder of Visme. You’ll learn the story behind their tool, what makes a good presentation, how to translate your ideas into visuals, and what mistakes to avoid.Read more
What makes a great live event? What makes a great remote event? Our guest today is Paul Campbell, co-founder and CEO of Tito. The recent crisis nearly threw them out of business, but they didn’t give up and built a new live-streaming platform. You’ll learn about Paul’s journey, what spectacular event experience means for him, and how to navigate the organizational constraints while staying true to your values.Read more
A published book can magically boost your authority in the field. But how do you get started with your first one? Today our special guest is Rachel Andrew, a famous writer, speaker, co-founder of Perch CMS, and CSS Working Group Invited Expert. Rachel talks about her writing process, reviews publishing options, and shares practical tips with the new authors.Read more
Technical training is a great place to be: instructors get paid well for teaching domain knowledge to large companies (who have dedicated budgets). But how do you get your foot in the door? In this episode, Reuven Lerner — a famous trainer, author, and consultant — gives us a detailed introduction into the industry. You’ll learn what the training process looks like, what kind of knowledge you need, and how to land your first training gig.Read more
I’m writing this on a plane as I’m flying from New York City to Moscow. BaconBizConf 2016 in Philadelphia turned out to be amazing, and I want to share my personal takeaways with you — so that you can apply them in your business.Read more
So we’re all home now, digging through a terrifying inbox, sorting through pictures and memories of Barcelona. It was my 3rd MicroConf, and I loved it more than ever.
In this post I’ll give you a short recap of MicroConf Europe 2015 & share some takeaways how to actually enjoy your next conference. (more…)Read more
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